Upcoming Event(s)


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Grady Shope is a Marine turned pastor who is passionate about sharing his testimony. Raised in Asheville, NC, Grady lived with an abusive and often absent father, and as an adult experienced the upheaval of unwanted divorce and vocation change. In the spring of 2004 Grady found himself without a job, church family and wife— overnight. Thinking his life and ministry were over, he contemplated suicide. But God intervened and showed Grady that He is in the business of using messed up, broken circumstances and people. The challenges Grady has experienced are not his main focus, but a spring-board that Grady uses to discuss God’s deep love and ability to redeem difficult situations. God redeemed the difficult circumstances in surprising ways in Grady’s life and used them to glorify God.

Today Grady is serving as a Pastor under Pastor James I. Walker, Lake Hills Church, Candler, NC. His story is one that is inspiring and uplifting. Grady believes that all people matter to God; whether you’ve failed, succeeded, given up, divorced, are broke or busted. God still has a plan for your life.Today Grady is serving as a Pastor under Pastor James I. Walker, Lake Hills Church, Candler, NC. His story is one that is inspiring and uplifting. Grady believes that all people matter to God; whether you’ve failed, succeeded, given up, divorced, are broke or busted. God still has a plan for your life.

The Interfaith Programs have changed to the fourth Wednesdays from 5:30-7 p.m. Join us July 22 at Grateful Steps Foundation. All faiths are welcome.

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Viva Ashevegas: A 40th Anniversary Celebration of Elvis in Asheville
The Orange Peel
Thursday, July 30, at 8 p.m.

Grateful Steps Foundation and the Orange Peel present Carlo Franco Martini, his upcoming memoir, and an Elvis tribute. The event includes a showing of an Elvis mini-documentary, an Elvis themed dance party and a performance by Elvis impersonator, Carlo Martini. This is one evening you won't want to miss!

All proceeds benefit Grateful Steps Publishing.

Doors open at 7 p.m.
Show starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets in advance are $12
Tickets day of the show are $15



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